Saturday, 13 June 2009

Tim Larsen in the Wall Street Journal

Is faith irrational? A. N. Wilson, author of many books, among them The Victorians (2003), no longer thinks so. Click here for Tim Larsen's thoughts on Wilson's crisis of doubt titled 'Look Who's a Believer Now'.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Great Caesar’s Ghost! Are Traditional History Courses Vanishing?

An interesting article in the NY Times on the changing shape of the discipline of history. Click here for the entire article.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

The Gentle Puritan: A Life of Ezra Stiles, 1727-1795

Has anyone ever read Edmund S. Morgan's "The Gentle Puritan: A Life of Ezra Stiles, 1727-1795"? Originally published in 1962, this book written by Yale's Emeritus Sterling Professor of American History is one of the all time best biographies of an eighteenth-century figure. Morgan's depiction of Yale's former president is so thorough and well written that it can't help but inspire one's own writings (He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006). For anyone studying colonial American history, "The Gentle Puritan" is a must read!

Jon Yeager